Govt bid to make SLC results easily available

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 11:

In order to making the results of this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination easily available to all, the Nepal Telecom (NT) and the Office of the Controller of the SLC Board of Examination (OCE) are all set to provide the results through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology and SMS messages and on the internet. It is estimated that the IVR technology could provide information to at least 16 lakh callers in 24 hours if a person takes 20 seconds to get his or her results. Surendra Prasad Tikhe, spokesperson for the Nepal Telecom, said the method has been simplified this year as the callers could get the answer immediately after dialling 1600 and providing the seven-digit symbol number. The improvement in the technology will, however, be applicable only for callers from the Central, Eastern and Western development regions. “While in the Far Western and Mid Western development regions, a recorded voice will ask to dial 1 to repeat the symbol number for confirmation,” Tikhe said.

“Besides, the students will also get to know up to two names of the subjects failed,” Thike said. “The Nepal Telecom has increased the circuit by five times as compared to last year as there had been so much traffic which made it difficult for all the callers to enjoy the service,” said the Nepal Telecom spokesperson. “The service will be available for two weeks once the result are announced.” The students will also be able to check the results through SMS service by dialling 1400 followed by slc- (space)-symbol number. The results will also be made available on www.ntc.net.np. The Nepal Telecom has increased the number of circuits to 300, which was 60 last year, for the IVR service. According to Tikhe, 240 callers could be served at a time in Central, Eastern and Western development regions while 60 callers can call up at the same time in Far Western and Mid Western development regions. Birendra Kumar Singh, controller at the OCE, such systems would help students in the remote areas where there is no easy access to papers. Meanwhile, Singh said, “We are planning to publish the results within this week.”